Tuesday, February 26, 2013

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St. Louis, MO./ February 26, 2013– The National Theatre of Great Britain’s epic WAR HORSE, winner of five 2011 Tony® Awards including Best Play, will make its premiere in St. Louis beginning March 13
Performances of WAR HORSE at the Fox Theatre run Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8pm; Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2pm and Sunday evenings at 7:30 pm. There is a matinee Thursday, March 21 at 1pm. To purchase tickets, visit MetroTix.com, call 314-534-1111 or visit the Fox Theatre Box Office at 531 N. Grand Blvd. Ticket prices start at $15. Prices are subject to change; please refer to FabulousFox.com for current pricing.
Michael Morpurgo’s beloved novel, War Horse, is also the inspiration for Steven Spielberg’s feature film of the same name, which earned six Oscar nominations including Best Picture.
Hailed by The New York Times as “theatrical magic,” WAR HORSE is the powerful story of young Albert’s beloved horse, Joey, who has been enlisted to fight for the English in World War I. In a tale the New York Daily News calls “spellbinding, by turns epic and intimate,” Joey is caught in enemy crossfire and ends up serving both sides of the war before landing in no man’s land. Albert, not old enough to enlist, embarks on a treacherous mission to find his horse and bring him home. What follows is a remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship, filled with stirring music and songs and told with the some of the most innovative stagecraft of our time.
The tour of WAR HORSE, which was adapted from the book by Morpurgo by Nick Stafford, is directed by Bijan Sheibani based on the original Tony® Award-winning direction by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris, and presented in association with Handspring Puppet Company. At the heart of the show are life-sized puppets which bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.
In addition to Best Play, WAR HORSE received Tony® Awards for Best Direction of a Play (Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris), Best Scenic Design of a Play (Rae Smith), Best Lighting Design of a Play (Paule Constable), and Best Sound Design of a Play (Christopher Shutt). A Special Tony Award was given to Handspring Puppet Company for their integral work on the production.
WAR HORSE received its World Premiere in a limited engagement at the National’s Olivier Theatre in 2007. The play returned to the National Theatre for a second run playing from in 2008-2009 before transferring to the West End’s New London Theatre in Spring 2009 where it continues to play an open-ended run. WAR HORSE has been seen by over 2 million people worldwide and is currently playing at New York’s Lincoln Center Theater, in London’s West End, and at Toronto’s Princess of Wales Theatre. Future productions of WAR HORSE are planned for Australia, Berlin and South Africa, as well as a UK Tour. For more information, please visit www.WarHorseOnStage.com.
The lead producers of the National Tour of WAR HORSE are Bob Boyett and the National Theatre of Great Britain.
Lincoln Center Theater and the National Theatre of Great Britain in association with Bob Boyett and War Horse LP, are the producers of the American premiere of WAR HORSE, which opened in Spring 2011 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater where it is currently playing an open-ended run.

WAR HORSE  is part of the U.S. Bank Broadway Series and is sponsored locally by American Airlines.


Genre-Defying Band Earns Rave Reviews From Critics

Slated To Perform On The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
This Friday (3/1)

Nashville, TN (February 26, 2013) – Nearly twenty years after their first major label release, a plethora of industry awards and an indefinite divergence, THE MAVERICKS are back with a captivating new album, IN TIME. Their first project on The Valory Music Co., is available worldwide today (2/26) and showcases The Mavericks’ distinct sound throughout 14 eclectic tracks. Cuban-American frontman Raul Malo co-produced the album with Niko Bolas (Neil Young, Warren Zevon) while talented musicians Robert Reynolds, Paul Deakin, Jerry Dale McFadden and Eddie Perez sculpted the searing sonic vibes. The hands-on band even stopped by Nashville’s United Record Pressing as the vinyl version was manufactured. Watch the action via http://smarturl.it/mavsvinylvid.

IN TIME Tracklist:
1.    Back in Your Arms Again (Raul Malo, Gary Nicholson, Seth Walker)
2.    Lies (Raul Malo, Al Anderson, Bob DiPiero)
3.    Born to Be Blue (Raul Malo, James House)
4.    Come Unto Me (Raul Malo)
5.    In Another's Arms (Raul Malo)
6.    Fall Apart (Raul Malo)
7.    All Over Again (Raul Malo, Al Anderson)
8.    Forgive Me (Raul Malo, Liz Rodrigues)
9.    Amsterdam Moon (Raul Malo)
10.  That's Not My Name (Raul Malo, Wally Wilson)
11.  As Long As There's Loving Tonight (Raul Malo, Alan Miller, Seth Walker)
12.  Dance In The Moonlight (Raul Malo, Alan Miller, Eddie Perez)
13.  Call Me When You Get to Heaven (Raul Malo)
14.  Ven Hacia Mi (Come Unto Me) SPANISH VERSION**

** Not included on vinyl release

With their new album, time melts and the band that refused to conform while leaving a feel-good impression on their audiences, has once again found the way to make genre-defying soul music.

“Their mix of Latin horns and rhythms, crisp telecaster leads and the Roy Orbison-like voice of Raul Malo remains as engaging as ever,” according to the Associated Press.

While the four-star review from the Los Angeles Times says, singer-songwriter Raul Malo and his Nashville-based compatriots draw freely, and joyously, from regional cultures spanning North and South America on a collection that will be hard to top as the year's most scintillating pop music outing.

During a two-hour sold-out show last night (2/25), fans were given a taste of The Mavericks’ flair at New York’s famed Bowery Ballroom. On Friday (3/1), they are slated to perform “Come Unto Me” on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, which airs on NBC at 11:35P ET/10:35P CT.

Even before its official release, the project has already earned critical acclaim from some of the top music reviewers.

Country Weekly insists it is, “laden with hooky beats, blaring horns and the Orbisonesque voice of Raul." The Oakland Press hails the album as, “…characteristically broad and bold, bringing the Mavericks back just ‘In Time’ and certainly well worth waiting for.” The Salt Lake Tribune believes IN TIME, “…resurrects the best ingredients of the ‘country’ band that began in Miami and embraced a style that not only honored Buck Owens and Patsy Cline but incorporated Tex-Mex as well as dynamic Cuban rhythms.”

IN TIME debuted in Australia last month (1/18) and was a Top 20 album. Australia’s Rhythms raves, "the band sounds better than The Traveling Wilburys' wildest dreams...fronted by a Cuban Roy Orbison...I can't think of another band that can take the listener back to the golden days of rock 'n' roll without deliberately trying to sound retrospective."

In the UK earlier this month, the album peaked at #2 on iTunes UK Country store (just under Taylor Swift's RED) and is the #1 best-selling Country album on Amazon UK.

Q Magazine in the UK gave the album a four-star review saying the guys are, "back after a nine-year siesta, Miami's retro-nuevo-Tejano-mariachi-country-rock hyphanates sound refreshed, recharged and better than ever." BBC Radio 2, the UK’s largest radio station, has already added “Back In Your Arms Again” to its playlist and Mexico City’s most listened to Pop station, Alfa Radio, has named The Mavericks as their “Artist of the Month.”

The multi-year GRAMMY, ACM and CMA Vocal Group will hit the road later this spring with their high-energy live show. Visit themavericksband.com for tour dates and more.
Nashville, TN (February 26, 2013) – The mega-stars continue to lineup for George Jones’ final concert, which is set for Friday, November 22, 2013 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.  Garth Brooks, Kid Rock, Shelby Lynne, The Oak Ridge Boys and Sam Moore are the latest acts announced for the historic event.
The celebrity packed lineup also includes Dierks Bentley, Charlie Daniels, Jamey Johnson, Montgomery Gentry, Lorrie Morgan, Kenny Rogers, Randy Travis, Tanya Tucker, Josh Turner and Gene Watson. More stars are expected to be announced as performers gear up to pay tribute to one of the world’s most accomplished recording artists.

“Being joined by so many incredible singers while doing what I love will be truly heartwarming,” says George Jones. “It’s shaping up to be more than I expected or could have ever imagined,” he adds. 

Tickets for the Nashville finale are available at all Ticketmaster locations.

George Jones, often referred to as the "the greatest living country singer" will mark the end of an era with 2013’s farewell tour titled "The Grand Tour". The tour is expected to make approximately 44 stops this year. The  icon’s hits, "I Don't Need Your Rockin' Chair", "Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes", "White Lightning" and "He Stopped Loving Her Today" will surely be part of each night’s set list, along with plenty of guests and surprises.
About George Jones
George Jones is the #2 best-charting country artist of all time, with a staggering list of hit singles since the ‘50s.  The Beaumont, Texas native also has 143 Top 40 hits to his name, has received two Grammy Awards, was a 2008 Kennedy Center Honor recipient, is a Country Music Hall of Fame member, was presented with a GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 and holds a National Medal of Arts medallion.

For more information on George Jones, please visit www.georgejones.com


Nashville, TN — Feb. 25, 2013 -- Country superstar and consistent hitmaker Tim McGraw claimed his 33rd No. one single this week with "One Of Those Nights" claiming the top spot on the Billboard Country chart. The single, from his No. one selling album TWO LANES OF FREEDOM (Big Machine Records), follows a multitude of chart-topping hits ranging from "Don't Take The Girl" and "I Like It, I Love It"  to "Where The Green Grass Grows," "The Cowboy In Me" and "Live Like You Were Dying."

"It feels great to have the No. one song…it's always a really special feeling," said McGraw. "Country radio has never let me down, and I'm so thankful for those relationships.  It's going to be a great song for the tour this summer…it sets the perfect tone for an awesome night!"

Up next for McGraw is an all-star concert special, ACM PRESENTS: TIM McGRAW'S SUPERSTAR SUMMER NIGHT, taping April 8 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and broadcast at a later date on the CBS Television Network.  He'll be calling on his friends to help kick off the 2013 touring season and raise money and awareness for ACM Lifting Lives.   He'll launch his own TWO LANES OF FREEDOM 2013 TOUR, presented by Pennzoil, in Birmingham, AL on May 2 and continue on to 30 cities through July.  The U.S. trek will also feature emerging artists Brantley Gilbert and Love and Theft.

McGraw's TWO LANES OF FREEDOM (Feb. 5) debuted at No. one on the Billboard Country Albums chart marking his 14th career No. one debut.  Since the release of his debut album in 1993, McGraw has sold over 40 million albums, won three GRAMMY’s, 14 ACM Awards, 12 CMA Awards and 10 AMA’s, while simultaneously maintaining a parallel career as a successful actor in such films as the Oscar nominated The Blind SideCountry Strong, and Friday Night Lights—as well as hosting Saturday Night Live, a rare honor for a singer in any genre.  Nielsen-BDS recently certified McGraw as the most-played Country artist of the past 20 years (1992-2012) with more than 10 million spins detected and Mediabase recognized him as the most-played Country artist in the history of their tracking service.
  McGraws 'Two Lanes of Freedom Tour' rolls into Verion Wireless Ampthitheatre on May 23 with Brantley Gilbert and Love and Theft.

Tickets are available by logging on to www.livenation.com

Friday, June 14th


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Multi-Week #1 Debut Single Garners Duo Double Platinum Certification

Photo Credit: Adam Taylor for Republic Nashville

Nashville, TN  Republic Nashville’s rising country duo Florida Georgia Line is proving to be a red-hot concert ticket! The newcomers’ upcoming headlining shows are selling-out in lightening speed – less than one day - across the country. FGL is one of the fastest-selling acts for Ram’s Head in Baltimore, MD; Myth in Minneapolis, MN; Georgia Theatre in Athens, GA; Grizzly Rose in Denver, CO; Washington State University in Pullman, WA and Granada Theatre in Lawrence, KS. The recognition places them in a select group of artists such as Beastie Boys, Jay-Z, Motley Crue, Fall Out Boy, Smashing Pumpkins, who have set venue sales records. Adding to the good times, the duo’s multi-week #1 debut single “Cruise” has officially been certified DOUBLE PLATINUM by the RIAA for selling over 2 million copies.

“We are completely blown away by all of the support from our fans and Country radio,” says FGL’s Brian Kelley (Ormond Beach, Florida). “We dreamed about selling one million songs back when we first started playing together and to have now sold two million is so surreal.”

FGL’s Tyler Hubbard (Monroe, Georgia) adds, “We love bringing music and good times to our fans on the road. Knowing that they are just as excited about the shows as we are is very cool … we can’t wait to meet each and every one of you at our shows!”

These impressive touring milestones helped earn them a coveted opening slot on Luke Bryan’s current “DIRT ROAD DIARIES TOUR” and on last year’s “CMT ON TOUR” with headliner Jake Owen.

Since releasing “Cruise,” FGL has exploded on to the country music scene, gaining the attention of fans and Superstars – Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Jennifer Nettle’s (Sugarland) and Dierks Bentley – alike. The three-time Academy of Country Music nominee’s (and winner of the fan-voted New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year) follow-up single, “Get Your Shine On,” has already sold over 300,000 copies and is ascending up the Country radio charts, already in the Top 20.

As evident on their debut album, HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES, the duo brings a fresh combination of eclectic beats and expressive lyrics to the genre. Producer Joey Moi (Jake Owen, Nickelback) showcases their unique sound throughout the Republic Nashville project, which earned the highest debut album sales of 2012 for a new Country artist.

For tour dates and more, visit FloridaGeorgiaLine.com.

ABOUT REPUBLIC NASHVILLE: In May 2009 Scott Borchetta, President and CEO of the Big Machine Label Group and Monte Lipman, President and CEO of Universal Republic, announced the formation of its new label partnership – Republic Nashville. BMLG Executive Vice President Jimmy Harnen also serves as President of the label. The imprint is headquartered on Music Row and utilizes the combined resources of Big Machine and Universal Republic Records. The two companies first joined forces in 2007 to propel Country Superstar Taylor Swift. Republic Nashville's artist roster includes Grammy-nominated sensations The Band Perry; breakout act Eli Young Band; newcomers Florida Georgia Line, Greg Bates, RaeLynn and Cassadee Pope.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

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ST. LOUIS, MO- His legacy has been marred with misconceptions of the life he truly lived and the family he dearly loved. He constantly walked a tightrope between being who the world expected him to be and who he felt God called him to be. He secretly suffered in silence from the scars that women in his life had inflicted on him and longed for the true love they never supplied.  He also inwardly battled to stay true to who he was as a person, safeguard his place in musical history and not succumb to an industry and music label that fought to turn him and his world upside down. He was Marvin Pentz Gaye and now a theatrical drama that focuses on the man behind the music reemerges on stages across the country--My Brother Marvin.
My Brother Marvin is a gripping, riveting and dramatic account of the life of the man who transformed and revolutionized the landscape of soul music—Marvin Gaye.  Everything his label and lovers didn't want you to know, stories swept under the rug about him and his family and secrets once thought to be buried with him and his mother surface and are now revealed in  My Brother Marvin. It delves into the story that framed the life and engineered the tragic death of iconic soul legend Marvin Gaye. The play specifically focuses on Marvin’s relationship with his mother, father and siblings. The story is inspired by and told from the vantage point of Marvin’s sister Zeola “Sweetsie” Gaye. My Brother Marvin achieves what other offerings have previously failed to do—give the uncut, unadulterated, untainted truth about Marvin Gaye. The show also features original music inspired by Marvin Gaye and the musical era he influenced.
“Through the years, I became taken aback and disappointed with everything that had been written, said and published about my family, especially my brother Marvin that wasn’t accurate,” said Zeola Gaye. “In the play,  I simply wanted to set the record straight. I wanted to leave a true account about Marvin the man and our family. People need to know what really happened and Marvin would want his fans to really know what happened. We are finally bringing the truth the world needs and must know .”
My Brother Marvin the stage play was conceived by Zeola Gaye. It is directed by acclaimed actor Clifton Powell (Next Friday, Ray, Dead Presidents) who also stars as Marvin Gaye's father in the show and is being produced by Detroit Touring Group. My Brother Marvin is written and adapted for the stage by heralded urban theatre playwright—Angela Barrow-Dunlap. Undoubtedly, Barrow-Dunlap is the premiere and most acclaimed writer, director, producer in the urban theatre circuit to date. My Brother Marvin is just one of many hit shows she's been at the helm of creatively. Her other works have included Real Men Pray, I Won’t Be The Other Woman, Why Do Good Girls Like Bad Boyz?, If These Hips Could Talk, Gossip, Lies & Secrets, My Sweet Potato Pie and Church Girl. Not only has Barrow-Dunlap launched and successfully toured hit shows, but she's also cast some of Hollywood's heaviest hitters and most loved African-American actors  in her shows including legendary actors Billy Dee Williams and the late Sherman Hemsley of The Jeffersons' fame,  actresses Robin Givens, LisaRaye and Tichina Arnold, actor Boris Kodjoe and singers Charlie Wilson of The Gap Band, Angie Stone and Ginuwine just to name a few.
My Brother Marvin stars Grammy nominated R&B singer, actor and radio host Keith Washington ("Kissing You" and "Make Time for Love"), who plays Marvin Gaye in his latter years. Also bringing Marvin Gaye to life during his early years is veteran urban theatre actor and singer Tony Grant and child protégé Havier Hill-Roller who plays Marvin Gaye as a child. Also starring in the show is Emmy Award winning actress Lynn Whitfield (Josephine Baker Story, Eve’s Bayou, Head of State, Madea’s Family Reunion) who plays Marvin’s mother, Alberta and Image Award winning actor Clifton Powell as Marvin Gaye, Sr.
My Brother Marvin made its’ off Broadway theatrical premiere in Detroit, Michigan in 2006 during the Christmas Holiday. It received rave reviews and would go on to play a limited engagement tour in theatres in  Philly, Chicago, Oakland, Memphis, Oklahoma, Kansas City and Little Rock. During the 2006-2007 Season, the play’s storyline was told from the sole perspective of Zeola Gaye and her book. Recently, Zeola discovered the private memoirs of their mother and letters of their father, adding some very integral elements and scenes to the original storyline presented in the play. It was believed that Marvin's mother, Alberta Gaye took her secrets to her grave, until the recent discovery of her hidden journals, in which she writes candidly about her husband, her family and of course her superstar son. Now, the world will hear and see it all.   
Ticket prices range from $34.50 to $100.00, plus applicable fees. Tickets can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com, by calling 1-800-745-3000, at the Peabody Opera House Box Office on event days only (Opens at 10 AM), and at the Ford Box Office at Scottrade Center on non-event days (Open Mon- Fri from 10 AM – 5 PM).
All shows will take place at the
Peabody Opera House, 1400 Market Street,
St. Louis, Missouri 63103
The St. Louis performance schedule for My Brother Marvin is as follows:
Thursday, March 28th at 8 PM
Friday, March 29th at 8 PM
Saturday, March 30th at 3 PM and 8 PM
Sunday, March 31st at 3 PM and 7:30 PM
For more information on My Brother Marvin, log onto www.detroittouringco.com
Follow My Brother Marvin on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/MyBrotherMarvin
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Old Rock House announces two shows

 They will both go on-sale Fri. 2/22 @ 5pm.

Tristan Prettyman
 w/ Anya Marina
Friday, April 19th
Doors 7pm  Show 8pm
$15 Flat
All Ages
With her first three recordings, 2003’s The Love EP, 2005’s breezy twentythree and 2008’s Hello, Tristan Prettyman parlayed her smoky alto voice and laid-back surfer-girl-from-San-Diego charm into an eight-year career studded with highlights that included Hello’s No. 2 position on the iTunes Digital Albums chart and headlining tours across the U.S., Europe, and Japan.

Fortunate Youth
  w/ Inna Vision
Wednesday, May 15th
Doors 7pm  Show 8pm
$8 Advance $10 Day of Show 
All Ages

Fortunate Youth is a collaboration of South Bay Reggae stand-outs. Rising from various bands, they’ve created a phenomenal 7-piece masterpiece bringing more fire to the stage than ever before. Combining rootsy vibes and unique bass lines united with multiple harmonies, boisterous guitar solos, and heavy keys separates Fortunate Youth from every other mainstream Reggae band. With their high energy approach and positive stage presence they provide an unforgettable show to every music fan. Fortunate Youth’s objective is to ensure a performance that leaves you feeling euphoric and curious of what might happen at the next show.


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

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For Immediate Release:
Live on Stage at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, May 11th!
Tickets on Sale Monday, February 25th at 10 am!
St. Louis, MO – 2/20/2013 - Promising an evening of inspiration that will forever motivate and change lives, America’s health and wellness guru Jillian Michaels is set to launch her first ever "Maximize Your Life" tour this spring. The tour will stop at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on Saturday, May 11th at 8 pm. Tickets go on sale Monday, February 25th at 10 am at www.metrotix.com, 314-534-1111, or the Fox Box Office. Ticket prices are $75, $59, $52, & $42 with a limited number of VIP packages also available.
In this intimate and uniquely personal experience, Jillian shows how to harness your potential, kick-start your goals and live an exceptional life - sharing her keys to health, success and happiness. No hype, no false promises: just results.
"Your health is the platform that your entire life is built upon - from your physical health to your confidence and self-worth, I will give you the skill set, tools and insights to transform any aspect of your life immediately so you realize your true potential, and create the future you've dreamed of and deserve," exclaims Jillian.
Imagine. Believe. Achieve. These three words lay at the core of Jillian’s message. In a riveting, two-hour show, Jillian will awaken you to reignite your passion, define your goals and live in your authentic truth. She will teach you how to redefine your self-image, dramatically enhance your confidence and self-worth and blast through all internal and external obstacles.
Finally, Jillian will supply the information and action plan that will empower you to conquer any challenge and achieve every goal. You will learn the science of shedding pounds, the impact of hormones on weight loss and how to bring them back into balance. She demonstrates the how, what and why of workouts, sharing her most effective methods of burning fat and calories. And most importantly, she will teach you how to shift your attitude, behavior, and mindset to maximize your life.
Inspiring and motivating initially thru television, Jillian Michaels has become the world’s leading health and wellness expert. She has appeared on 11 seasons of NBC’s "The Biggest Loser;" seen in more than 90 countries around the world. As a motivator and role model, Jillian has made a unique connection with her audience, one that stems from her own personal journey.
Before becoming a media sensation, she struggled with her own weight as a teenager. With her empowering information and tools, she now motivates millions through multiple media platforms. Jillian is a New York Times best-selling author, having sold more than 3.5 million books worldwide, including such titles as "Master Your Metabolism" and "Unlimited: How to Build an Exceptional Life." Her newest book "Slim for Life: My Insider Secrets to Simple, Fast, and Lasting Weight Loss" has just been released. In addition, Jillian’s DVDs are global bestsellers.
Through extensive charity work, Jillian serves as an ambassador for Stand Up 2 Cancer and the NFL’s Play 60. She also works with military families through the USO, and is a champion of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a program dedicated to eradicating the childhood obesity epidemic in the United States. In addition, Jillian is a member of the Clinton Global Initiative, working to protect the rights and welfare of children.
Jillian’s call to action: "It’s time to ask why not you? When are you going to say ‘Enough is enough,’ and step into the limitless possibility for joy and abundance that your life does hold? If you are a person who feels your health could improve or there is any facet of your life where you feel dissatisfied and unfulfilled, the question is how can you not come to the show?" says Jillian.
For tickets go to www.metrotix.com, the Fox Box Office, or call 314-534-1111. For more information on the “Maximize Your Life” tour visit www.jillianmichaels.com. The tour is produced by Live Nation & Empowered Media and presented by Fox Concerts.


Reigning ACM New Male Vocalist Now Vying For New Artist of the Year Title

Brantley Gilbert interacts with rowdy fans at his sold-out show in Morgantown, WV.
Photo Credit: Justin Nolan Key

NASHVILLE, TN (February 19, 2013): Brantley Gilbert kicked off the second leg of his HELL ON WHEELS TOUR with a bang. Having already performed to seven sold-out arenas in Kansas City, MO; Lincoln, NE; Mankato, MN; Corbin, KY; Morgantown, WV; Augusta, GA and Chattanooga, TN, Gilbert is ramping up to perform two more shows this weekend. He and special guest Kip Moore will perform to full houses in Tulsa, OK (2/22) and Thackerville, OK (2/23).

Music critics have noted the close connection Brantley maintains with his fans during the live performances:

The Kansas City Star notes, “…what he does say in his blue-collar way resonates with fans, an even mix of males and females, from their 20s to their 40s. That big crowd hooted and hollered and sang through much of it, from the love ballads like “Saving Amy” to the Southern rock anthems like ’G.R.I.T.S.’”

Gilbert’s set includes an array of music from his rowdy hits “Country Must Be Country Wide” and “Kick It In The Sticks” to the softer #1 “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do” and “More Than Miles.” Fans have also been treated to a few new songs, slated for Gilbert’s next album later this year.

While still reeling from an exciting run of shows, Gilbert was named the Academy of Country Music (ACM) New Male Vocalist of The Year. The honor places him in the running for New Artist of the Year, vying for the spot against the New Female Vocalist of The Year and New Group/Duo Vocalist of The Year. Fan voting begins on Monday (3/25) via www.voteacm.com. The winner will be announced live during the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, which air on Sunday (4/7) on CBS at 8:00p ET/ delayed PT.

Stand-Up Comedian And Actor Tracy Morgan Hits The Road This Summer On His Highly Anticipated "Excuse My French" Tour

LOS ANGELES,--Comedian and actor Tracy Morgan will embark on a highly anticipated tour, "Excuse My French," visiting 22 cities beginning May 2. Tickets go on sale February 22, 2013 at Ticketmaster.com.
Best known for his work on NBC's "30 Rock" and "Saturday Night Live," Tracy Morgan was first introduced to television audiences in his role as "Hustleman" on the hit comedy series "Martin." He went on to join SNL in 1996, where he appeared for seven seasons and created such memorable characters as "Astronaut Jones" and "Brian Fellows." After leaving SNL, Morgan went on to star in his own comedy series, "The Tracy Morgan Show," and voice "Spoonie Luv" on Comedy Central's "Crank Yankers."
Having starring on NBC's Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning "30 Rock," Morgan appeared opposite Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin as "Tracy Jordan," the unpredictable star of Lemon's (Fey) hit variety show, "TGS with Tracy Jordan." In 2009, Morgan received his first Emmy nomination for this role in the Supporting Actor category; in the past five years he has also been nominated for the Supporting Actor NAACP Image Award.

Thursday, May 02, 2013
Kansas City, MO
Uptown Theater
Friday, May 03, 2013
St. Louis, MO
The Pageant
Saturday, May 04, 2013
Minneapolis, MN
Pantages Theatre
Sunday, May 05, 2013
Milwaukee, IL
Pabst Theater
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Chicago, IL
House of Blues
Friday, May 10, 2013
Egyptian Room @ Old National Centre
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Houston, TX
House of Blues
Friday, May 31, 2013
San Antonio, TX
Empire Theatre
Saturday, June 01, 2013
Austin, TX
Paramount Theatre
Sunday, June 02, 2013
Dallas, TX
House of Blues
Thursday, June 06, 2013
Atlanta, GA
Friday, June 07, 2013
Pittsburgh, PA
Carnegie Music Hall
Saturday, June 08, 2013
Cleveland, OH
Ohio Theatre
Sunday, June 09, 2013
Columbus, OH
Capitol Theatre
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Portland, OR
Newmark Theatre
Friday, June 14, 2013
Seattle, WA
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Denver, CO
Paramount Theatre
Sunday, June 16, 2013
San Francisco, CA
Palace Of Fine Arts
Friday, June 28, 2013
Albany, NY
The Egg
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Washington, DC
Warner Theatre
Sunday, June 30, 2013
Charlotte, NC
The Fillmore Charlotte
All dates are subject to change. For more information visit: livenation.com or tweet @RealTracyMorgan

SOURCE Live Nation